Eterna Matic RARE Chocolate Fade Tropical Spider Web Dial Automatic ETA 2824
STUNNING & UNIQUE
Rare Tropical Chocolate "Spider Web" Crazing Dial
Caliber ETA 2824
CASE BACK TYPE
Fade to centre Deep Chocolate / Toffee Brown "Spider Web" Patina "index" hour markers and partially skeletonised "stick" hands
Genuine Leather "Rough Suede"
Patina is the name of the game.. (Unique watch)
Tho truly NOS examples do have a special place in collections if your looking for something truly unique "Tropical" is what your after...
Tropical? Only in horology does "aged" become so poetic. Original unrestored dials are prized amongst collectors. Excellent examples demand a huge premium over badly aged dials, but Sometimes a right combination of the "Correct" type of aging due partly to luck and happy coincidence of materials techniques and paints or finishes used can produce something quite magical.
Take this.. Eterna Matic For example:
The Glaze "Enamel" type finish of the dial was Factory issued finish but a miscalculation? wrong kind of glaze? untested? bad formula? Wrongly fired? for all intensive purposes an "Error" but without that error this would be just another dial (albeit a rather lovely) fade to centre dial
In potery this is called "Crazing" a fault in firing or aging causing a fine cracks on the surface of a glaze the horological community have aptly named this Patina variation a "Spider Web" dial and the most common example and most well documented is found on transitional Rolex Submariners
How rare is it? on Rolex? Reasonably. On Watches in general? VERY. On an Eterna Matic? Well its the only one we have ever seen.
a combination of age and luck that is simply UNIQUE to this watch.
All Stainless Steel case LARGE for a "Cushion" type case 34mm wide (excluding crown) 36.5mm (inclusive) Crown 40mm Lug tip to lug tip and 20mm Lug Spacing
Aforementioned Stunning and Unique Deep Chocolate / Toffee Fade to centre Spider web dial, Big high polish steel indexes and matching partially skeletonised "Stick" hands and centre sweep seconds hand Date Aperture at 3 "Oh!" another Superb little touch of detail to this already unusual dial "Inverted" color scheme date wheel White on Black
Well we say it a lot but we like to think we know a thing or two about straps, This is a PERFECt match complementing the dial superbly is this 20mm ultra classic Chocolate brown "rough" suede ultra classic watch strap with contrasting ivory stitch
option: hack feature
f = 28800 A/h
power reserve 40h